Spring wildflowers on the Eno

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C. ochroleuca Curly-headsCurly-headsThe common name is derived from the plumose styles of the globular seed heads. This species of Clematis is considered rare and is found on diabase soils in the Eno watershed.
C. viorna VasevineVasevineA vine whose flowers have thick leathery sepals - hence the common name of Leather Flower - found along forest margins on basic soil.
C. virginianaVirgin's Bower
Clitoria mariana Butterfly peaButterfly Pea, Pigeon WingsThis plant closely resembles the 'other' Butterfly Pea - Centrosema virginianum. A field guide will help differentiate them in the field.
Collinsonia CanadensisHorsebalm, Richweed
Comandra umbellateBastard-toadflax
Commelina communisAsiatic Dayfiower
C. diffusaDayflower
C. erectaWhitemouth Dayflower
C. virginicaVirginia Day flower
Conium maculatumPoison Hemlock
Conopholis AmericanaSquaw-root, Cancer-root
Corallorhiza odontorhizaAutumn Coral-root
Coreopsis auriculataLobed TickseedA showy Coreopsis of late spring that needs open habitats along roads and fields. Easily and frequently cultivated.
C. major var. stellata Greater tall tickseedGreater Tall TickseedFlowers abundant in mid-summer and recognizable by the apparently 6-whorled stem leaves (which are really two sessile opposite leaves each deeply cut into three leaflets).
C. verticillataGoldern Tickseed, Garden Coreopsis
C. tripteris Tall tickseedTall Tickseed
C. verticitllata Whorled coreopsisWhorled CoreopsisRecognizable by the thread-like leaves. This Coreopsis is a favorite nursery grown perennial.
Corydalis flavulaYellow FumewortsThe feathery foliage appears as early as February in sunny locations in alluvial woods or slopes and blooms by March.
Crepis puIchraHawk's-beard
Cryptotaenia CanadensisHonewortDittany, Wild Oregano
Cuscuta gronoviiDodder, Love-vine
Cynoglossum virginianumHound's Tongue, Wild Comfrey
Cypripedium acaule Moccasin FlowerPink Moccasin Flower, Pink Lady's Slipper A large spectacular orchid of pine flatwoods and acid soil. A reason for the scarcity of this orchid is that so many try to transplant it - Impossible!
C. calceolus var. pubescens Yellow Lady's SlipperYellow Lady's SlipperA large circumboreal orchid which can be found in the moist woods along the Eno near the Pump Station.
Cytisus scopariumScotch Broom
Datura stramoniumJimson Weed
Daucus carotaQueen Anne's Lace
Delphinium ajacisLarkspur
Delphinium exaltataTall Larkspur
Desmodium ciliareHairy Tick Trefoil
D. lineatumSand Tick TrefoilNaked Flower Trefoil
D. paniculatumPenicle Tick Trefoil, Beggar Lice, Beggar's Ticks
D. rotundifoliumDollar Leaf
Dianthus armeriaDeptford Pink
Dicentra cucullaria Dutchman's BreechesDutchman's-breeches Flowers show up in early spring. This plant puts on an incredible show along Penny's Bend trail and at Willie Duke's Bluff.
Diodia teresButtonweed, Poorjoe
D. virginianaButtonweed
Dioscorea batatasChinese Yam, Cinnamon Vine
D. villosaWild Yam
Draba brachycarpaShortpod Draba
D. vernaWhitlow-grass
Dracocephatum virginianumFalse Dragonhead, Obedient Plant
Duchesnea indicaIndian Strawberry, Snakeberry
Echinacea laevigata Smooth Purple Cone-flowerSmooth Purple Cone-flower The rarest plant in this list. Occurs along the Eno and in nearby Granville County. Look for it in the meadow at Penny's Bend in July.
Eclipta albaYerba-de-tago, False Daisy
Elephantopus carolinianusCarolina, Elephant's Foot
E. tomentosusElephant's-foot, Devil's Grandmother
Epifagus virginianaBeech Drops
Epigaea repens Trailing Arbutus Trailing ArbutusA low, trailing woody plant of the Heath family. Can bloom as early as February. Prefers rocky, dry hillsides and bluffs. Requires getting down on your hands and knees to appreciate the fragrant flowers.
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